November 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Jewish Fund Announces $1.3 million in New Grants
Margo Pernick, Executive Director
The Jewish Fund
Bloomfield Hills, MI– At its November 13, 2018 board meeting, The Jewish Fund
awarded $1.3 million in new grants to metropolitan Detroit non-profit organizations. Focusing on improved health outcomes, several new grants target new initiatives and expansion of services.
Among the new grants, DLIVE (Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday) was awarded a three-year grant of $450,000 to enhance and expand its operations to improve outcomes for young survivors of community violence in Detroit. The program currently operates within DMC Sinai Grace Hospital and will expand to Receiving Hospital. A three-year grant of $204,000 will fund a new social work professional to work with youth, parents and staff of BBYO. This grant responds to the increased expression of mental health needs among teenagers. A three-year grant of $195,000 to Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation in Detroit will help launch a new adult day center for adults with dementia and their caregivers. Additionally, a three-year grant of $111,340 was awarded to Hillel Day School to integrate the Responsive Classroom for Enhancing Social-Emotional Learning curriculum throughout the school by training all teachers.
During the board meeting, the following new board members were elected: Mark Kowalsky of West Bloomfield , Susie Pappas of Bloomfield Hills, Marta Rosenthal of Franklin, and Leah Trosch of Franklin. Nancy Grosfeld was re-elected Board Chair and Michael Eizelman was re-elected Vice Chair.
About The Jewish Fund
The Jewish Fund was established in 1997 from the sale proceeds of Sinai Hospital to the Detroit Medical Center. Sinai Hospital was a Jewish community funded facility that grew into one of metropolitan Detroit’s top health care institutions. As a legacy of Sinai Hospital, The Jewish Fund continues the tradition of assuring excellent and compassionate care for those in need in Metropolitan Detroit through its annual grantmaking.